Patchwork with Chopar Design
Middle Sindh, Pakistan
47" x 78"
MSU Museum Accession 2008:121.1
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU
This patchwork ralli is made in the traditional strong “satrangi” color scheme of the Sindh (white, black, red, orange, green, blue and purple). The geometric pattern includes the cross in the center called “chopar”. It is used as a playing board for a game using small stones. On the upper and lower ends are zig-zag patterns in the geometric design called “lahar” or wave pattern. The back is patched, mainly over-dyed blue fabric.